字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Children Learning Reading Review: My Personal Experience with the Program Hey everybody! Thanks for swinging by and checking out my video on my first hand review on children learning reading online program. First, just want to go ahead say it's a quick informal quick couple minutes of the program. What I got out of it. What I liked, What I didn't like. If you are here watching this right now, you probably either just purchased or are on the fence on purchasing this program and more or less just wanted to get some more information before making a buying decision. It's perfectly understandable. I'm going to first go ahead and apologize because you are probably going to hear a lot of "ums" and "and's" in between me talking. It's completely unscripted. I just wanted to give my two cents on what I got out of the program. So, let me dive in. If you are like me, you came to this program because you are looking to further your children's education. Your child's education. You wanted to get a head start or maybe you are wanting to get them caught up. Maybe you are like me and you just feel that School is fine, but you really want to take a "hands on" approach with their education and reading with them and teaching them how to read is just as important as when they are at school. So my story is that I have a three year old daughter. She does well in school and we also have other work books that we purchased from Amazon and Ebay also do the ABCMouse.com, I am not sure if anyone else has ever heard of it, I believe it's fairly popular. All of those are great. Now she does those simultaneously with this program, but my issue with the other programs were, excuse me for the work books that we bought. They are very...they're great, but they are very lengthy and it's very difficult to keep my daughter engaged for maybe more than five-ten minutes maybe fifteen minutes at a time before she is asking different questions about irrelevant things or she is running off because she is getting distracted. What I am finding is that after she runs off and she will get distracted and get that out of her system and come back. When I sit her back down, she's looking at these work books that she is treating it like a chore and that's not the angle I'm really wanting to go. I'm really wanting her to be more engaged. To take the ball and really run at her own pace and want to actively move forward and progress. So with that we tried the ABCMouse program. We saw that one on TV and figure why not we will give it a shot. We love that program too, don't get me wrong, I have no negative things to say about it. The only thing that is kind of negative I guess you could say is that when we first started that program, she was right there with us doing each step at a time and each little lesson if you will. She is now getting to a point where we are out of the picture. It is literally her on her tablet, I've had whatever....and she's going at her own pace and really took us out the picture. To where she is interacting in these games and she is having a blast and she's learning which is ideally what you want. But it is kind of taking you, as the parent, out of the game. So, what I am getting at is, you know at the end of the night I am reading her stories and, you know, that is one of my favorite times. To just sit in bed with her and read a story, you know, just have that one on one time, but I'm really wanting to angle it more toward where she is actively involved and she is going along with the reading and everything as well. So this drove me back to the internet to just find any information that I can to really ramp up her reading ability. To get the ball rolling like I said earlier, just let her have fun with it and be more engaged and want to run and want to just do it at her own pace. So....sorry I am getting a little off track. So I came across the Children Learning Reading .com program and again if you are checking this out, you've probably have seen it too. First thing you did is checked out this video here. It was a little lengthy, but you can't blame him because there is just a lot of information jam packed in there. As you scroll down, you start thinking. Well is this a possibility. Is this, you know, is this phonemic awareness...is this like a real thing and then you see this video. Which I don't even think you can hear the audio of it. You go over the progress of his children and you are just floored....I mean my daughter is three and his daughter reading at four years old. My daughter is nowhere even near that. Which just opened my eyes to the possibility of this is definitely something I should look into. I really want my daughter to be at that pace, I mean why not. What parent wouldn't so I scrolled through everything else, you know. It was really intriguing and caught my attention. Finally I just took the dive and really wanted to wrap my brain around everything and go with it. So I bought the program and bought the bonuses that came with it too. I think it all was, with the bonuses, around $70 you might want to check the price on it. I am not sure what it is now, but....so I dove in and let me go ahead and just give you a brief....I won't go too much detail into it. What I got is first what you get is the "Read me first" which is a nice little welcome letter that kind of explains the program and you dive in and there's another overview video. It is really just going into detail on what it's about what they're doing and how exactly you are going to be doing it. A brief history about phonemic awareness and they're approach and everything like that. Then they leave you with the....if you have any questions or issues or anything comes up you can email them. The creators are Jim and Elena Yang. You can email them for anything and they will go ahead and respond to you. I've yet, after having this for about three months now, I've yet to need to email them. Let me dive into this. So you start off with two different stages. You get the first "Stage 1" reading which is just over 220 pages long. So there's a lot of information here. I'm not going to go through it page by page here. You can see that it's jam packed with information. The first night I got this program, I read it. Turned around and read it again so I read it back to back. I'm still finding myself 90 days later re-referencing the reading on this because there's just so much information. It's not that I've ever felt left off, because the actual approach is really straight forward. I actually prefer it this way. It's actually really straight forward...real simple and it's great because after the reading there's an overview and then there's a lesson and a short video for each lesson that you do. There's many lessons involved. For here, you do...the lesson videos are all here. So you do 1 to 7, 8 to 14, 15 to 20, 21 to 28 now it sounds like a lot. Trust me, once you go through them all it's really not even as close to as bad as you would think. It's not time consuming in the least. What I do like about it is it's approach to phonemic awareness. Now honestly, I knew a little bit about sight words and things such as that, but I didn't really know anything about phonemic awareness until I came across this program. I really had no idea what it was. I mean, I kind of assumed my reading at home with my daughter and her at school that we would have everything covered. It wasn't until I came across this program that I was introduced to this fact. Maybe you are in the same boat, maybe you already knew and just wanted to do some more digging. I don't know... but the approach to it is pretty straight forward. What I like about it is when you start out, you can take these print outs with the program....excuse me while I wait for this to load up. For like the first one right....here. This page right here is just a giant cut out. You can cut it out and print it off, cut it out and it's just going over the "A's" and the "B's" and grouping "A" and "B" together. So that when they are reading it...ooops battery is running low. Let me go ahead and.....wrap this up real quick. When you are reading it, you are teaching them to sound out each letter. So "ah" for "A" and "B" for "B" so "AB" and it doesn't seem like it's that big of a deal, but what you are doing is teaching them to associate the sounds of the word with each letter. With that being said is I'm finding myself more engaged and it's nice because instead of breaking it down like the workbooks that I've done with my daughter previously. Instead of spending fifteen minutes or five minutes or ten minutes or until I can get her attention or until she starts going off and does something else as a three year old should. You can break these lessons down to where you are doing it maybe two to three minutes at a time. And you take that same lesson that takes two to three minutes and you do it about five times or seven times a day. You cut out these little letters and you just keep them around the house. In your pocket or wherever and you just quiz them off and on. If they are sitting there playing with their toys, just say Hey do you have a second? You put one card that has "AB" and you'll ask them to do the phonemic awareness and sound them out and say "AB" and for me that's a really great approach. I want to go ahead and continue this. Let me go ahead and plug my computer back in so this doesn't die off on me. One second.... Alright, and I am back. Sorry about that. I just had to plug in real quick and make sure my computer didn't die on me in the middle of this review. So what I was getting at is...what I like about the program is it breaks it down into small letters combined together to help your child not only recognize the letter, but to recognize it's sound. Then from there when it gets the letters, you learn to group them together. For an example, it might be a little easier to explain it this way. What we did recently was the word "BUS". So as you are teaching your child...pretend the cursor is my finger. I will sit there and I will say, "Hey honey. What is this?" and she will be like, "Letter B." and I will say, "Yes, no trace it." and she will do the same. Then you move on to "U" and then you move on to "S." Then from there you go "B-U-S." as you swipe your finger under the word and she will do the same and be like "B-U-S"..."BUS!" She learns to group B-U-S to create the word and it will eventually click. It's the same way with "CAT" Let's say this is letter "C" and makes a "Cuh" and letter "A"and "T" and they follow along and it's the same thing. Eventually you get to a point where you lay a card out that says "CAT" and they will go through it and go "C-A-T" and they run their finger across the bottom and be "CAT!" That minor approach which doesn't even seem like that big of a deal. Like it should be a given on how you should teach your kid, but you know this is something that I have never even came across before so this is all new to me. I guess in my uneducated opinion, I found this approach a lot more....a lot better that what I was doing. Because you could do one or two cards in two to five minutes. Then they can go ahead and go about their business and have fun and be a kid and then, you know, you catch them about an hour later and you can do it again. It's just the repetition and the phonemic awareness of learning to sound them out and group them together that's really just forming an impact on my daughter's life. So what else do you get in the program? Okay-when I had purchased it, I purchased the bonus with it. In my opinion it was definitely worth it. All the printouts that come with it. I think I have already shown you this one. You get, what do we got....fifty pages here for just the first stage. Everything you could possibly think of that you need. So you don't even have to go about trying to figure it out on your own. It's all right there, you can print them off, cut them out, whatever you need to do. Then it comes with these great stories too that...I remember there was this time...not even...like around 90 days ago. Where after dinner we would be lying in bed and my daughter would just be lying there and I'd be sitting right next to her on the bed and I would be reading her a story. Now it's gotten to a point, especially with these stories like this...You know let me expand this. Bob is in the tub. Short little stories like this that I went from where I was readying to her. To now instead of sitting next to her reading to her and she was staring at me, we're both lying in bed. She is holding the book....I printed this off. She is holding the book and we are both together following it and she is running her finger across the word going "B-O-B" "IS IN THE T-U-B" and it doesn't seem like that big of a deal. As you start working at it, you know, they progress and it was a real eye opener one night as she was sitting there reading this and going thought it. Then all of a sudden I realized, I went from, in this short amount of time, I went from reading the stories and not even really even following with my finger. Just kind of reading it to her, to get her into the story mode and get the story over and get her to bed so I can get ready for the next day....yadda yadda yadda. Now it's to a point to where she is holding the book. She is literally following through with her finger and she is actually reading! It just dawned on me one night, WOW! In such a short amount of time, I went from reading to her and now she is reading to me. You can just see the progress in such a short amount of time. It doesn't even seem like you are taking that much effort at all because you are only doing this in short two to five minute spurts. Maybe do it five to seven times a day, but it's in short amount of time. You don't feel you are pressuring them, you don't feel like you are taking time out of your day. You are literally in the middle of them playing, you pull out a couple of cards and quizzing them. If you would, for lack of a better term. That alone is worth this program. I would highly encourage you...if you are on the fence about it. This is just jam packed with information. The reading alone is over 220 pages. You can get so much out of this. You know if you are on the fence about this, the beautiful thing is that it's not that expensive. On top of that there is a 60 day money back guarantee. If for whatever reason you are not interested, I'm sure these two don't want to keep your money and it's a simple email to get your money back. Then you can go about your business finding something else that may work out for you. In my personal opinion, I'm extremely happy. I can't even really put it into words...it's one of those things that as you are going along and doing it, the moment you see it "Click" in your child and you can just see that. From there they are off to the races. They are actively engaged, they're excited, they want to do it, they really want to do the learning activities and they're having a blast doing it and keep going and it's just a breath of fresh air to see them actually excited about stuff like that because you just don't see it that often. Especially when I was doing workbooks and doing ABCMouse, yes they're having fun, but they are zoned out on a tablet and there's no interaction with Mom and Dad. You know, I'm getting a little excited about this because this is just such an eye opener because you just don't see things like this often in your child's life. I couldn't say enough about this approach. Joining this program....or buying this program, I had no idea what to expect. What I did know was that the approach I was taking was working, but it was more like a classroom environment. Literally sitting at the kitchen table while we are cleaning up after dinner doing a workbook. It was great for about five minutes and then after that it was like treating it like a chore. With this, you know, you do the little quizzes here and there and then you do the print out books and next thing you know your kid is taking the "reins" and reading and you just get excited and it's a beautiful thing! So with that being said, there's really not much else you really want to go over here. From here, it's either you decide to take the dive or this isn't something you want to do. Like I said it's completely backed up by a 60 day---2 month guarantee. I'm 3 months in and I'm thoroughly impressed and I'm not even done with the program yet. Just seeing the progress so far has helped us and given us ideas of other things we want to do. We've bought those mini dry erase boards and we do that to just out of the blue start writing certain words and she can go ahead and sound them out and she can do it herself and start writing them out. Or the little letter magnets and as we're preparing dinner and stuff like that we will go ahead and just start making random words and she will just go to the fridge and put her finger across the letters and just you know say "CAT" "C-A-T!" You know it's actually a fun game. It's a great way to keep them engaged and keep them in the kitchen and keep everyone together as you are getting dinner ready. I guess if you're still on the fence, you know, if it's the money side of it...you have the guarantee and you are not really risking anything. It's definitely worth taking a look at. I've kind of gone through the whole program. I mean, not exactly the whole program. I haven't even scathed what the details are. It will start out once you buy it...with a pretty lengthy overview. It's straight forward and it's just a lot of information. The information you are retaining isn't exactly for training your child or helping them read. It's more of an overview of where they came to the phonemic awareness and everything like that. After that, I couldn't say good enough things about this program. I'm really excited to keep heading on past the second stage. Really excited to you know what my daughter progress and start hitting the harder books and again if you are on the fence about it. Feel free to just check it out! Dive in and take the plunge.